Rohnert Park considers Hooters restaurant plans
By JOELLE BURNETTE / Rohnert Park Correspondent
If you have ever wondered where you can find a Hooters restaurant, you may not have to look very far from Rohnert Park.
At 7 p.m. this Thursday, June 23, the Rohnert Park Planning Commission will be reviewing plans for a Hooters to open at 6099 Redwood Drive. The commission meeting will be held at Rohnert Park City Hall, 130 Avram Ave.
Hooters is a chain of restaurants and bars generally known for the buxom “Hooters Girls” who wear a uniform including orange shorts and a white tank top. According to the company’s website, “The element of female sex appeal is prevalent in the restaurants, and the company believes the Hooters Girl is as socially acceptable as a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, or a Radio City Rockette.”
The company employs more than 17,000 Hooters Girls worldwide (more than 25,000 total employees) in 455 locations. The closest Hooters can be found in San Francisco with seven more in the Bay Area, and in and around Sacramento.
According to the Hooters website, the restaurant is “a casual, beach-theme restaurant known for the Hooters Girls – the surfer girl next door.” The website goes on to explain, “Hooters describes itself as delightfully tacky, yet unrefined.”
What do you think about the Friendly City considering allowing a Hooters to open in town?